Class is in Session at Frame in Hazel Park this Spring

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | March 12, 2018
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Once we grow out of the age of mandatory education, finding the motivation to learn something new can seem a bit arduous. What if it was fun and had a low-level commitment? Beginning this Wednesday, frame in Hazel Park will be offering one-night classes/workshops to curious cats across metro Detroit. Topics range from botanical in nature to savory in taste.

“Joe and I built frame as a creative hub, to create experience,” said frame co-founder Cari Vaughn. “And, to us, experience is learning, seeing, tasting and exploring something new.”

Botanica Detroit Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop


Learn to make your own plant hangar with Maxine Mccrann from Botanica Detroit at frame in Hazel Park on Wednesday, March 21. Photo credit: Joe Vaughn.

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up the interior or exterior design of your home, a plant hanger might do the trick. Maxine Mccrann from Botanica Detroit is offering a workshop at frame on March 21 for 20 students on how to make a macramé plant hanger.

This three-hour class includes all necessary materials. A welcome cocktail will be provided upon arrival and Chef Rebecca LaMalfa will be cooking a light dinner for all students.

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The best part? You can take your plant hanger home with you!

Macarons Class with Foundation Hotel Pastry Chef Duncan Spangler

Macarons: the colorfully tasty (or is it tastefully colorful?) pastry that have become somewhat of a sensation in coffee shops and bakeries around the world are coming to frame. If you’ve ever wanted to learn first-hand how to make these delicious baked goods, March 28 and May 9 will be your chance (UPDATE: both of these dates have sold out). Chef Duncan Spangler of The Foundation Hotel will be teaching a class to 20 students. A light dinner from Chef LaMalfa and a welcome cocktail are included. At the end of the night, you’ll be walking about with a half dozen macarons of your own making.

Personal Fragrance Workshop with Sfumato Fragrances


Learn how to make your own personal fragrance with Kevin Peterson and Jane Larson of Sfumato Fragrances on Wednesday, April 11 at frame in Hazel Park. Photo credit: Joe Vaughn.

Have you ever wanted to live a little larger and design your own fragrance? Create a fragrance that is unique to you at a fragrance workshop at frame on April 11. 25 students will work with Kevin Peterson and Jane Larson of Sfumato Fragrances to design their own fragrance to take home. Once again, a light dinner and welcome cocktail will be provided during this three-hour class.

Mixed Media Class with Sabrina Nelson from CCS

If you’ve longed to discover your inner artist, you might just be looking for the proper instruction from a professional. DIA artist and CCS instructor Sabrina Nelson will be leading a class of 30 students on May 2. Students will learn about watercolor painting and art papers with various textures and shapes. The night’s lessons will culminate in a “mixed media collage” that will incorporate different pieces of art created throughout the class. Light dinner and cocktails will be available.

Dumplings, Noodles and Broth Class with MyThy Huynh and Matt Tulpa


Learn how to make your own dumplings, noodles and broth from chefs MyThy Huynh and Matt Tulpa on Wednesday, May 16 and June 13 at frame in Hazel Park. Photo credit: Joe Vaughn.

Metro Detroit favorites MyThy (My-Tee) Huynh and Matt Tulpa will be leading a class of 20 on May 16 and June 13 (UPDATE: both of these dates have sold out) that will teach students how to make their own dumplings, noodles and broth. The class will learn from a recipe MyThy learned as a child. Green tea and red wine will be served and the fruits of your labor will be available to enjoy at night’s end. Plus, take a few dumplings home with you to enjoy later!

“We love the topics of these five classes due to their tactile opportunities and that each student takes home a beautiful object they have created, in which to surround themselves,” said Vaughn. “We curated frame’s spring classes as a way for guests to explore interests, hone their skills, master a new art craft, meet new friends and drink cocktails.”

Vaughn said this is only the beginning of something frame plans to continue into the summer months. Expect more classes and workshops to be announced in the coming months.


Craft your very own leather accessories with Eric Yelsma of Detroit Denim on June 6 at frame in Hazel Park. Photo credit: Joe Vaughn.

UPDATE: A new class have been added for June. See below:

Detroit Denim Leather Workshop with Eric Yelsma

Learn the ins and outs of crafting handmade leather accessories with Eric Yelsma of Detroit Denim in his class at frame on June 6. Yelsma will show you how to use leather cutting tools, fasteners and dies and then put it to you to make your very own leather keyfob or cuff.